Welcome & Acknowledgements

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the “Asian Business Dialogue on Corporate Governance 2022.” Our Annual Conference turns 21 this year and to mark the occasion—and to catch up with members we have not been able to see for the past few years—we decided to bring the show to London, our first foray outside Asia. This will be a day and a half event of in-person discussions, debate and deliberation as we consider our theme, “Governance returns: Where next for Asia?” We very much hope you enjoy the event.

We would like to thank the following companies for their generous support of our conference:

We are also very grateful to our new supporters this year:

We must also thank our conference speakers for volunteering their time and insight. Our sincere appreciation also goes out to the wider ACGA membership whose loyalty, support and understanding during the past year has been invaluable.

As always, a lot of work goes on behind the scenes to organise and manage a conference. The ACGA Secretariat has risen to the challenge of operating in a long-distance environment this year and has been as hardworking and agile as ever. My special thanks to Irina Medukha, Jane Moir, Julia Mart, Mikky Li, Vivian Yau, Stephanie Lin, Neesha Wolf, Ida Chan and Jovy Chan, for their dedicated administrative and logistical support. A big thank you also to our stalwart group of specialist consultants and contributors who have provided moral and intellectual support: Nana Li, Chris Leahy, Sharmila Gopinath, Sumika Hashimoto, Lucy Colback and Melissa Brown.

Our deep appreciation also goes to the ACGA Council for providing ongoing support and practical guidance over the last 12 months as we navigated the challenges of organising this year’s conference. In particular, we wish to recognise the following Council members for their contribution to this programme:

  • Steven Watson, Chair
  • Ka Shi Lau, Vice Chair
  • Yuelin Yang, Deputy Group Managing Director, IMC Industrial Group

Finally, a warm welcome and big thanks to all our delegates. Many of you are now veterans of the ACGA “Asian Business Dialogue”. We greatly appreciate your support.

We wish you all a very enjoyable conference.

Jamie Allen